Welcome to the Northern Gila County Sanitary District (NGCSD). The District is the public agency responsible for providing wastewater collection, treatment, biosolids remediation and reclaimed water distribution within the greater Payson area.
The District was established in 1965 and operates in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 48 and is governed by an elected five-person Board of Directors. The original wastewater treatment system began operation in the early 1970’s and was soon outdated by rapid growth within the community. In 1984, a new and expanded 2.2 million gallons a day treatment facility began operation which continues to serve its users today. The District sewer collection system and reuse water distribution system consists of approximately 175 miles of pipeline and 14 pumping stations. The District is a working partner with the Town of Payson and assisted with the funding and construction of Green Valley Park. The Park has become a model for other communities and provides for both water conservation and recreation.
Since the District’s beginning, the population to which we serve has continued to grow and so have the facilities which we operate. Several major construction projects have been undertaken to improve efficiency and meet the ever changing technology and compliance requirements placed on us by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). The cost of these facility and collection system improvements has been well over $35,000,000. The financing of these projects has been done with current assets and development fees, requiring no revenue bond sales or increased user fees.
The Board of Directors and Staff at the NGCSD have worked hard to manage water pollution control issues within the community necessary to protect public health and welfare. We take pride in the service we provide which is vital to protect our local and regional surface water and groundwater. This will insure future generations of residents and visitors alike can enjoy the natural beauty of our area.